Tunisia's assembly finishes new constitution

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Posted: Jan 23, 2014 2:47 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's national assembly on Thursday finished approving all articles of the country's new constitution, just over three years after the "Arab Spring" revolt ousted their autocratic leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, assembly members said.

The legislature will make one last vote on the whole constitution to approve it finally, in one of the last steps to the small North African nation's transition to full democracy after the 2011 uprising.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Ralph Boulton)